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We are seeing an increase in respiratory illnesses and covid patients! And once again we are hearing concerns about PPE – adequacy, availability and use. Your family and your patients need you healthy! Your co-workers need you healthy!
WSNA has once again been in communication with management to advocate for adequate PPE for everyone providing patient care. Additionally, WSNA has been advocating at the state level and have had success in obtaining legislative orders to protect healthcare workers.
Once again, we need to hear from you and what you are really facing daily. The best way is the online ADO form www.wsna.org/ado which has categories for equipment (unlike the nurse staffing form used internally). Additionally, you can email any of your officers or your nurse rep directly!
Each of you is critical to the health of the community! Let’s work together to keep you safe and healthy.
In unity, Liz Rainaud MSN, RN – Local Unit Chair: Jessica Googe RN — Secretary Hannah Guy BSN RN Treasurer Kristi Perez RN CMSRN Secretary / Grievance Officer Cheryl Pedersen RN – Grievance Officer Rachel Yates RN – Co-Membership
If you find yourself in a situation that you believe creates unsafe conditions for patients or for you, you should complete a Staffing Complaint / ADO Form as soon as possible.
By completing the form, you will help make the problem known to management, creating an opportunity for the problem to be addressed. Additionally, you will be documenting the facts, which may be helpful to you later if there is a negative outcome.
WSNA also uses your ADO forms to track the problems occurring in your facility. When you and your coworkers take the important step of filling out an ADO form, you are helping to identify whether there is a pattern of unsafe conditions for you or your patients at your facilities. This information is used by your conference committee, staffing committee, and WSNA labor staff to improve your working conditions.
If called into a meeting with management, read the following to management when the meeting begins:
If this discussion could in any way lead to my being disciplined or terminated, I respectfully request that my union representative be present at this meeting. Without representation present, I choose not to participate in this discussion.